Land Development Manager


Manages and coordinates planning and development-related activities for the homebuilding operations in the Denver Metropolitan Area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Project Acquisition/Due Diligence:

Assist with the review and investigation of properties under contract or under consideration for purchase and development. This would include the review, investigation and studies for soils and environmental conditions/history, demolition, title review, status of entitlements and other issues pertinent to particular properties.

Planning and Approvals:

Assist with managing the planning and entitlement efforts for residential projects. This will include managing the architects, engineers, and other consultants to prepare documents required well as working with the variety of jurisdictions to obtain entitlement approvals, development permits, and building permits.

Design and Homebuilding Operations Coordination:

Assist with coordinating land planning/construction documents with home building team. This will include providing Operations Coordinator with required information for Building Permit submittals and participating in Plot Plan/Foundation/Building Coordination Meetings, Preconstruction Meetings, Frame walks as well as certain sales events.

Land Development/Construction/Permitting:

Assist in scoping, bidding, and contracting land development and landscape construction. This would include the preparation of RFPs, change order processing and tracking, trade coordination, preconstruction meetings, stormwater management, quality control, construction permitting (stormwater, water, dry utilities), negotiating with construction inspectors, and obtaining jurisdictional inspections acceptance, etc.

HOA/District/DRB Management:

Assist in preparing governing documents for communities under development. This would include working with the legal and management consultants to prepare documents and budgets and amend as required. Participation may be requested as Declarant Board Member which will involve, quarterly, annual, and special meetings.


Working closely with the senior management team, develop project schedules, keep them updated, and regularly communicate updates to the team.


Develop and maintain budgets for each new community about the soft costs, entitlements, and site development costs; everything that is not in the “house” budgets. Ability to analyze and communicate effectively alternative phasing and construction alternatives from a cost perspective.

Professional and Jurisdictional Relationships:

Maintain and strengthen relationships with jurisdictions where projects are located as well as involvement with supporting profession organization initiatives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Development Manager role will not directly supervise and employees of the Company but will be managing consultants and contractors.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Critical Thinking – Skillfully conceptualizes, evaluates, and analyzes information as a guide to identify appropriate solutions to problems identified throughout the development process. Actively identifies potential areas of risk and works to mitigate. Works well in group problem solving situations.

Financial Acumen – Strong understanding of real estate financing concepts. Ability to implement the business model as identified in the proforma into action through vendor selection and risk mitigation measures.

Self-motivated – Proven track record of increased responsibility and performance across a broad array of areas leading to incremental asset value and realized or quantified profitability.

Real Estate Acumen – Sufficient understanding of real estate terms and development processes.

Design – Participates in project design. Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Diligent and Detail Oriented – Focuses on details; capable of assimilating many details and data points to formulate and update the business plan; understands which details are important.

Ability to handle multiple projects through the consistent completion of tasks with established deadlines and attention to detail.

Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Exceptional interpersonal, relationship-building skills; social intelligence, and political acumen.

Highly motivated, proactive self-starter with the ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Ethics – treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with honesty, integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.

Judgement – Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; includes appropriate people in decisions making process; makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.

Professionalism – Treats other with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality. Commits to doing the best job possible and delivering the highest quality building.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation or project; able to deal with frequent change or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work on time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Puts success of team above own interests.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Four-year college or university program certificate; or five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Land Development Construction experience (preferred).

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to author reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should achieve a working knowledge of; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software, Microsoft Project Scheduling software, and Bluebeam Graphic software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Stormwater Prevention Certification would be beneficial but not required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Skills, Responsibilities and Qualifications

Administrative & General:

  • Accurately complete all administrative paperwork in a timely manner, including time
  • Maintain an organized office, contract files, product literature and plan files. Financial:
  • Review Budget Status


SALARY RANGE: Approximately $90,000, depending on experience.

BONUS: Up to 20% of Base Salary based on achieving Outcomes.

COMPUTER: A company computer and email account will be provided for business use.

WORK LOCATION: 5291 East Yale Avenue and jobsites.

BENEFITS Healthcare, vision, dental and 401k matching. Benefit specifics will be supplied along with offer letter.

VACATION: 2 weeks per year increasing in accordance with Employee Handbook.

HOLIDAYS: Position will receive company holidays as per the company handbook.



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